Guide for selling your property
Selling a house can be one of life’s most stressful events, especially if you’re also buying a home and you want to sell your house quickly. It may be the first time you’ve ever tried to sell your house or flat, or maybe it’s been years since you last decided to sell your home.
Michael Tuck Estate Agents have been selling property in Gloucester since 1983 so are in the perfect position to guide you through the process step-by-step:
Getting your property in peak condition for its eventual sale is crucial for maximising the potential value of your home. First impressions count for everything when it comes to selling property, so it’s vital that your home looks its best for potential buyers.
External – Try and view your property as a potential purchaser would. People often forget that the first impression of a property is from the outside.
Inside – When preparing your property for sale, try and make it look as spacious as possible. De-clutter and try and picture it as already no longer belonging to you. You want to put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer who has no emotional attachment to the property.
What price to ask
Before you market your property with Michael Tuck Estate Agents you will need to decide what price you want to ask for. Our Valuation Managers are experts in the local housing market and will be able to advise you an asking price that will result in a successful sale.
We will also provide you with a Rightmove Best Price Guide, which will show you how much similar properties in your area are being marketed and sold for.
Our valuations are free of charge so please contact your LOCAL Michael Tuck office and we will arrange a suitable time to value your property.
It is important to not pay too much consideration to online valuation tools as in our experience they can be very inaccurate.
The measure up
Once you are ready to go, we will revisit your property to compile all of the information required to create a listing on Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, Boomin and this website.
This will normally take about an hour and we will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
We will take plenty of photographs so please make sure your house is tidy. We will also take measurements so we can prepare the property brochure, floor plans and virtual tour if required. We aim to have a draft set of details ready for you to check within two working days.
Energy Performance Certificate and identification checks
All properties that are marketed in England and Wales are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before they can be put onto the market for sale or rent. If you ask our Valuations Manager, they will be able to check the national database to see whether your property already has one.
If you don’t already have one in place, we will be able to provide this for you for a nominal fee.
In accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, we are legally required, where possible, to obtain a copy of current photo ID (Passport or Driving License) and a recent utility bill or document that legally connects private individuals or beneficial owner/s with the property being marketed.
If you have any questions about client verification, please feel free to ask our Valuations Manager as we are unable to market a property without copies of relevant documents.
As soon as we are instructed to sell your property, our experienced negotiators will get to work immediately to find you a buyer. Although we use the latest technology to automatically email your property details to our database we still find using the telephone the best way to get people through your door.
We will contact potential purchasers that we feel will be interested in your property. We will also receive enquiries from Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, Bommin, and the Michael Tuck website.
We will arrange viewings to suit you and will be happy to keep a spare set of keys securely in our office to accompany viewings for you.
All viewing appointments will be confirmed by telephone and email.
Feedback and negotiating
Within two working days of any viewing we contact the prospective purchaser by both telephone and email to obtain feedback for you.
Our experienced negotiators are on hand to handle any offers that we receive on your property in order to achieve the highest possible price for you.
The legal process
We recommend that you instruct a Conveyancing solicitor to act for you sooner rather than later. In our experience, formally instructing a solicitor prior to agreeing a sale can help ensure contract documentation is sent out to your buyer’s solicitor without delay as soon as the price is agreed.
During the sale process there will be a lot going on behind the scenes. Our experienced negotiators will keep in full contact with yourself, your buyer and both sets of solicitors to ensure that the sale progresses as quickly as possible and to alleviate any potential hold ups.
At this stage it is worth using the Michael Tuck Estate Agents house moving checklist, and to read our “Five tips for moving house” article to help you organise all of the many jobs you will need to complete before moving day.
“Moving day” can be very stressful so we are on hand to let your buyers know as soon as your solicitor has received the money from your sale.
If required you can drop the keys into our office and we will hand them over to your purchaser, so enabling you to continue with your onward move.
At Michael Tuck Estate Agents we have been making dreams come true since 1983.
If you require any advice or are considering selling your property please feel free to contact Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Gloucester.
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Hear what our clients have to say...
I cannot recommend Michael Tuck Estate Agents enough.
They were so professional and so prompt with their communication. In particular we would like to mention Charlie for his regular updates and extremely helpful service in the sale of my mothers house. We were in a particularly long chain, and he went over and above to assist us in the communications between the buyers and sellers in order for our chain to proceed. He even contacted Solicitors and helped progress the exchange.
“We are certain if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have sold our house! We cannot thank him and his team enough.”
Miles has gone above and beyond to ensure buying our first house has been a smooth process. He has offered clarification and reassurance at all steps of the journey, making us feel like valued clients.
“We would recommend Michael Tuck Estate Agents.”
Michael Tuck New Homes in Gloucester assisted us selling three phases of our development in Kingsway, Gloucester.
“All of the staff were very professional and knowledgeable sales people who represented our company as if it were their own.”
If we were to need help selling our homes in the Gloucester ara again they would be the first phone call i’d make.
Tony and John, Abbeymead branch, supported us during very difficult circumstances (and we don’t just mean Covid!)
The same applies to other staff when answering queries etc.
“They were unfailingly courteous and returned phone calls and emails promptly.”
I have been a customer of Michael Tuck Lettings in Abbeymead for coming up to 2 years now.
I would like to highlight Kurt and James for there forever ending support and excellent communication. Their joint efforts have filled me with confidence in the ability to keep my family safe in a home we love.
No matter the complexity or need they are always on hand to support and come to some form of reasonable resolution.
For this reason I would recommend Michael Tuck to all my family and friends and will hopefully continue to stay a customer of Michaels Tucks until I purchase my own home. Thank you
“Being a contact centre manager I know how important customer service is and I must say that Michael Tuck has not disappointed.”
Miles and the team have been brilliant from start to finish during the sale of our house.
Miles especially went above and beyond with sales chasing when I think most other people would have probably given up! Really happy with the service.
“Such a friendly and professional team and nothing was too much trouble.”
I was recommended Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Abbeymead by a friend, thank you friend!
I would like to say a big thank you and well done to the team who are very friendly, helpful and have taken the strain out of what was a fairly long house sale.
Special thanks go to Chloe and Tony for their positivity and Chloe thank you for your good humour which lifted me during the long process!
“I would highly recommend them for a first class service”
Michael Tuck Lettings in Abbeymead have been a fantastic letting agents looking after our house for the past 17 years.
We have recently sold the house with the sales department. Kurt has looked after us incredibly well during the 17 years of lettings and Tony, Andy and Chloe have made the selling very easy. Thank you
“The staff are professional, approachable and easy to contact.”
I have recently bought and sold through the Gloucester branches and cannot praise Miles and the team highly enough.
In what has been a very testing time for the industry, Miles and all the staff have worked tirelessly in my purchase and even more so my sale.
Thoroughly recommend Tucks every time. Special thanks to Otis. Thank you guys it’s been an absolute pleasure.
“Their drive and communication skills have been amazing.”
As a both a private individual and as property developer I have been using Michael Tuck New Homes in Gloucester to sell my properties for the last ten years.
During that time they have provided a consistently first class service. In particular ‘Richard’ has always been willing to go above and beyond what is required by offering highly skilled sales negotiation techniques to obtain the best price possible in various and sometimes challenging market conditions.
I special mention to a newer member of the team ‘Chloe’ who I had numerous conversations with in my latest sale, she was always friendly and approachable to myself and I am told the buyers and I am certain this would of helped, along with chasing the solicitors to bring my latest sale to a satisfactory conclusion.